With many tablet buyers opting for Apple iPads, the Android tablet market isn’t in the best place. Fewer and fewer manufacturers even make them now. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few good Android tablets available that try their best to rival the iPad.
While some might question the sanity of a potential Android tablet buyer, a good one can fulfill a range of tasks for any professional or casual need and, in some cases, do things an iPad or iPad Air still can’t, such as work with a touchpad or mouse. Plus, if you’re already invested in Android apps, you won’t have to buy them again for iOS. Whether you’re looking for an inexpensive device for media consumption or a possible laptop substitution, there are options worth exploring. We did the research, taking into consideration everything from screen size to battery life to ease of use — basically, all the factors that go into a great tablet. Here are our picks for the best android tablet out there.